when it comes to fashion, there's hardly any other place on the planet where it's continuously taken to the next level as in the land of the rising sun, and the collections of tokyo-based designer yasuko furuta perfectly exemplify this vision and drive. known for fusing elements from east and west into contemporary silhouettes, furuta has gained quite a cult following both home and abroad with her toga brand. her latest concoctions for her men's line, aptly named toga virilis, is another sophisticated excercise of this skill. the s/s 2016 collection is a playful yet finely balanced cocktail of sailor silhouettes, embroidery inspired by tacky sukajan jackets and north african elements. although the designs feature exquisite detailing, colourful prints and even sheer fabrics, the emphasis is on a distinctly 'tough' and masculine look. the abundance of metal accessories, a trademark of the line, adds up to style statement. shown here are seven looks from the new men's designs that we particularly like. the toga virilis s/s 2016 collection is available at toga stores in japan and at a handful of depositories abroad.